Millennials Do Care: Dispelling the Myth of Youngsters and Giving Back
As I sit and have my daily cup of coffee in any local cafe, I can be sure to hear random 50-60 year olds complaining about the entitlement attitude of millennials. However, they fail to understand and/or realize that millennials will be the next leaders of the world, whether they like it or not.
This article, Charitable Giving Millennials, goes to show that while some may think that millennials are self-absorbed, they actually donate money and time to organizations they are passionate about. About 75% donated money, and 63% donated their time to a cause they believe in. Doesn't that show they care about something other than themselves?
What I'd like to know is the kind of organizations that millennials are participating in. I'd venture to guess that they are either environmental, third world improvement and social justice type organizations. One thing that millennials understand is that there is power in numbers, and that collective happiness is better than individual financial gain.
While the dollar amounts that the younger generations are giving aren't what the older folks can afford to give, it is clear that their voices, energy and drive can give an organization support that can lead to donations by those with larger pockets. Young people bring life to organizations, and are a sign of staying power.
The bottom line is that millennials are great at spreading the word, aligning their support with their own values, and being a part of a greater movement. As they grow, mature and develop within their careers, the money will come. Worth more than the money is their passion and commitment to making the world a better place.
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